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I currently have Mint 13 Mate 32 bit on my IBM Thinkpad R40 Notebook which does not have a PAE featured CPU. I saw that LMDE does not require a PAE CPU and need to know if my /home partition will remain compatible if I upgrade to LMDE? I usually back up everything important, but after upgrading find everything intact and working without need to do anything at all in my /home partition.
Thanks all, I went ahead and installed LMDE and it kept my home folder and Desktop intact. The 1380 file, 927MB, update was a little unexpected, but went well also. I'll spend some time checking it out now, but at first glance everything looks quite nice and usable.